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Monday, August 10, 2020

Giants’ Johnny Cueto loses no-hitter as routine fly ball ends in disaster

Holding a no-hitter in the sixth inning, Cueto allowed a fly ball to Dodgers utility man Kiké Hernández that should not have been a problem. Statcast measured the xBA of the ball (i.e. the likelihood of a hit on similar balls in play) at just .060, with a 99% catch probability. It was a routine fly ball.

However, no routine fly ball is routine when the outfielder doesn’t see the ball. Enter Hunter Pence:

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 10, 2020 at 08:45 AM | 38 comment(s)
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